Lindsay Lohan Kicks Longtime Lawyer Shawn Holley To The Curb
Lindsay Lohan has decided to go in a different direction with all future legal matters. The actress fired longtime Los Angeles-based attorney Shawn Holley this morning and replaced her with New York City legal expert Mark Heller. Up until now, the two were splitting all of Lohanís cases based on location, but for whatever reason, the starlet decided Holley was expendable.
According to TMZ, the timing of the dismissal was very strange. Holley was actually on her way to the courthouse to continue working on a settlement to keep LiLo out of jail on the lying to police charge when she received a phone call saying she was out. Obviously, she didnít move forward with the meeting, which probably didnít sit too well with prosecutors. Now Heller will probably have to head to Los Angeles to finish what Holley started, but at this point, thereís no way to know whether heíll be anywhere near as successful as she was.
Lohan hasnít spoken publically about why she felt the change was necessary, but according to Radar Online, the motivation might actually be money. She reportedly owes her attorney more than three hundred thousand dollars for all of the services she has provided and hasnít made a single payment in six months. Itís unclear how much less Heller is charging, but rumor has it heís more interested in generating press for his business than actually collecting money from LiLo.
Itís possible this lawyer swap wonít have any affect on Lindsayís punishment for allegedly lying to police. Then again, itís also possible this will turn out to be an awful decision. Weíll keep you updated.